The piece of wood I used to create this didn't look like much. Many of us have looked at it and can't really be sure of what it is. What I do know is, I'm glad it was saved for this project. This vessel is styled off of the technique developed by Trent Bosch. The inner vessel is Tropical Walnut. If you look, the grain really lent to the flower pedals. I couldn't believe how lucky I got when I started drawing the pedals. I was originally just going to do it as a vessel but then I remembered the illusion technique and decided to step it up a notch, good thing I did. There is a variety of tools used to turn, grind, carve, sand, sand, sand, shape and finish a piece like this. I'll try to lay out all the stuff and take a picture for you all to determine if you want to give it a shot. I wanted to shoot it in my photo tent but I won't be back to work til Tuesday and I couldn't wait. In the mean time, please enjoy.